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Modi’s public appearances nudged 130 crore Indians to follow lockdown, Cambridge study says

The study, published on 11 September, says Modi government used the 'nudge of nationalism' as an effective measure to control the spread of Covid in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

PM Modi to give big infra push in Bihar & MP this week before poll dates are announced

Once the Election Commission announces the dates for the Bihar polls and MP bypolls, the Model Code of Conduct will prevent any new announcements.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | Photo: ANI

Mamata writes to Modi, says concerns raised by him & Jaitley on GST now becoming a reality

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi to intervene and not belie the trust of the states and ‘violate’ the very premise of federalism.
Army's cocker spaniel Sophie (left) and Labrador Vida have been awarded commendations for their bravery | By special arrangement

PM Modi praises Sophie, Vida, Balram. Here’s what the brave canine soldiers did for country

Sophie & Vida received Chief of Army Staff Commendations on Independence Day for their bravery. PM Modi urged people to opt for desi dogs if they plan to have one as a pet.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Modi gets a call from Nepal PM, the first since map row, ‘to discuss bilateral matters’

The call came hours after PM Narendra Modi stressed on India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy in his Independence Day speech.
A Ganges river dolphin leaping out of water | Commons

After Project Tiger and Project Elephant, India to have Project Dolphin, says PM Modi 

Project Dolphin will involve conservation of dolphins & aquatic habitat through use of modern technology. It will not just protect dolphins, but will also promote a healthy river ecosystem.
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a big support in fight against coronavirus, says PM Modi

The prime minister made the statement while inaugurating the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra and launching a week-long cleanliness drive.
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Congress against MP farmers, Shivraj tells Sonia after Amarinder letter on basmati GI tag

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to Sonia Gandhi after Punjab CM Amarinder Singh sent a letter to PM Modi, urging him not to allow GI tag for MP basmati.
J-K L-G Manoj Sinha | ThePrint

What helped Manoj Sinha, a low-profile UP politician & Kishore Kumar fan, land J&K L-G post

Manoj Sinha, 61, an engineer from BHU, was widely tipped to become chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after the 2017 elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius at Port Louis through video conferencing.| ANI

India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions, says PM Modi

Speaking alongside Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth, Modi said that for India, the most fundamental principle in development cooperation is respecting partners.

On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
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Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.